Musician Olivia Dawn Mok, aka Xiaolin, is making waves in Hong Kong with a unique sound that blurs the lines between classical and electronic music. She began learning violin and piano at five years old, and at ten was performing solos alongside Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra. After graduating from both Juilliard and Berklee College of Music, Mok was listed alongside pop star Charlie Puth as one of the “30 Under 30” most successful Berklee alumni for her collaborations across genres.
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Over the past decade, entrepreneur Wesley Ng has grown Casetify from a part-time passion project to one of the world’s largest tech accessories companies. Now, he is launching a new investment fund to build a global empire
American artist Mickalene Thomas, who has changed the way we look at Black bodies, is presenting her life’s work in New York, London, Paris and Hong Kong this autumn
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Olivia Dawn Mok
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Raise a Glass
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Iron curtain falls on Hong Kong cinema as censors demand cuts
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Paint it black
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Empowerment through education
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